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the way the poll privies -- reveals the war awareness of the american public, how can romney or obama persuade the u.s. public that they need to support aid vision of leadership? what does this poll tell us about how americans are struggling with the balance between leadership, both unilateralism, intervention, non-intervention, as they continue to feel priorities are here at home? >> is the right question because i think struggling with ambivalence, tension, contradiction is the heart of the matter, and let me try to unpack that. i will offer a broad generalization about the state of american public opinions on these questions, and then i will and with some -- end with some brief comments. let me make a technical holding know, that this is a survey of adults, not a survey of registered voters, that alone white -- likely voters. there are some differences as you impose increasingly demanding screens on adults, and these results will probably pick up more young people, more people who are more weekly connected to the political system, and in this election year, i think that difference
like they're heavily focused on what obama has done wrong. polls show there is an opening for him there. obama leads by about five points when it comes to the trust would comes to international affairs. clearly, the romney campaign knows there is an area for him to make some headway there. there is always the risk that by focusing -- it's a couple of days before the vice presidential debate, there still maintaining the economy is the top issue, he runs the risk of focusing on too many areas rather than keeping that single- minded focus on jobs and economic issues. >> you talked about the vice- presidential debate coming up. there is also a foreign policy debate coming up on october 22. is this a preview for that debate and does that open the play book for the obama camp to see what mayor romney is going to talk about at that foreign policy debate? >> -- what mitt romney is going to talk about. >> i think we have heard many of these arguments before, after , governorattacke romney came out and made these points pretty forcefully. from what we have seen, today's speech is going to be a ma
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